W. L. "Bud" Rusho papers, 1605-2011  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rusho, W. L., 1928-
Title
W. L. "Bud" Rusho papers
Dates
1605-2011 (inclusive)
Quantity
25.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn2636
Summary
The W. L. "Bud" Rusho papers (1605-2011) consist of journals, correspondence, articles, book reviews, interviews, manuscripts, poems, newspaper clippings, motion picture scripts, lectures, maps, papers, reports, memos, diaries, documents, minutes, videotape materials, and assorted publications.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Wilbur L. Bud Rusho was born in Montrose, Colorado on 29 September 1928. He attended public schools in Montrose and in Denver after which he served in the U. S. Army between 1946 and 1948, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. Subsequent to his discharge, Rusho became a student at the University of Colorado where he majored in political science and economics. After Bud graduated in 1952, he obtained employment as an investigator for the U. S. Civil Service Commission, a postion which he held for six years. His investigative work required him to travel throughout Wyoming and Colorado. In 1958 Rusho was appointed as a public affairs officer in the Bureau of Reclamation which was a division in the U. S. Department of the Interior. Bud's initial assignment required him to move to Page, Arizona where he was responsible for conducting tours of the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. During his five year stint in the Glen Canyon area, Rusho launched what was to become a lengthy and distinguished career in the production of motion pictures and videotapes. Included in Bud's production activities were that of script writer, director, cameraman, and editor. His creative endeavors were rewarded when five of his productions received video- film festival and magazine awards. Upon the completion of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, the Bureau of Reclamation transferred Rusho to Salt Lake City, Utah where he continued his work as a public affairs specialist. For the ensuing twenty-five years of governmental service, Bud composed press releases, wrote speeches, and designed exhibits.

While in the employ of the federal government, Rusho engaged in researching and writing about topics associated with the history of the Colorado River. His first published work was entitled "Powell's Canyon Voyage." It appeared in 1969. Six years later Bud co-authored with C. Gregory Crampton Desert River Crossing: Historic Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River. A revised version of this book, Lee's Ferry: Desert River Crossing, was published in 1992. The Rusho publication which attracted considerable attention and acclaim was Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty. This 1983 opus spawned a revival of interest in the saga surrounding the disappearance of the twenty-year old talented poet and painter. Evidence of the mystique of the life of Everett Ruess can be seen in numerous newspaper and periodical articles, biographies, and films. Fifteen years following the book which produced the letters of Ruess, Rusho edited Ruess's journals. The title of this work is Wilderness Journals of Everett Ruess. A sample of Everett's poetry can be found in the 2000 edition of On Desert Trails with Everett Ruess in which Bud composed the epilogue. In addition to the aforementioned publications, Bud wrote several articles and book reviews (1968-2000) which appeared in issues of the Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Historical Quarterly, Western Historical Quarterly, Utah History Encylcopedia, and The Arizona Sheriff. An informative oral interview discussing various events and experiences of Rusho's life was published in 2008.

Rusho's abiding love of the history of rivers, canyons, trails, and exploration in the American West led him to become deeply involved in numerous organizations and activities related to these interests. One of the founding members of the Utah Westerners founded in 1967, Bud served as the club's secretary and president and helped to arrange many field trips which visited historical sites throughout the Western states. Due to his writings about and lectures on John Wesley Powell, he was asked to join the advisory board of the Powell Historical Museum which is housed in Green River, Utah. During the period of Utah's Bicentennial celebrations, Rusho chaired a research committee which focused on a study of the historic Dominquez-Escalante trail. In 1991 Bud became a member of the Fort Douglas Historical Preservation Board. A photographer of considerable skill and merit, he garnered a variety of awards (1990-1995) recognizing his excellence in photography as well as in video scripts and production. The organization, which granted Rusho these awards, was the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers. Illustrations of Rusho's photographic output are located in the Audio and Visual Division of Special Collections. Bud's entrepreneurial spirit was manifested in his post-governmental career. He was the the vice president, director of production, owner, and manager of two Salt Lake City firms, viz., Sun Time Productions and Cricket Productions.

Wilbur L. Bud Rusho died on 1 March 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The W. L. "Bud" Rusho papers (1605-2011) consist of journals, correspondence, articles, book reviews, interviews, manuscripts, poems, newspaper clippings, motion picture scripts, lectures, maps, papers, reports, memos, diaries, documents, minutes, videotape materials, and assorted publications.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: W. L. "Bud" Rusho papers, Accn 2636, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 2636.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Journals and CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Biographical Information and Awards
1960-2011
1 2
San Juan River Trip Journal
1962
1 3
Journal
1963
1 4
Cataract Canyon Trip Journal
1963
1 5
Journal
1983
1 6
Journal
1984
1 7
Trip to the Soviet Union
1990
1 8
Correspondence
1956-1992
1 9
Correspondence
1993-1994
1 10
Correspondence
1995-2008
1 11
Retirement Letters and Cards
1988
1 12
Articles and Speeches
1968-1992
1 13
Book Reviews
1975-2000

Assorted MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Franklin Day Planner and Film Planner
1975
2 2
Address Book
2 3
Cards
2 4
Interview: Josie Morris, G. E. Untermann, A. R. Mortensen, and E. L. Cooley
1959
2 5
Interviews: Jane Foster and Virginia Lowrey Greer
1991
2 6
Interviews: Roland Robison, Ken Rice, and Harvey Gardner
2000
2 7
Correspondence: Nora Cundell
1938-1987
2 8
Emett Family Materials

Manuscript of Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for BeautyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
"Preface"
3 2
"Introduction"
3 3
"The Beauty and Tragedy of Everett Ruess"
3 4
"Introduction to the Letters"
3 5
"Utah: Clues and Frustrations"
3 6
"Speculations in Navajoland"
3 7
"Wherever He May Be"
3 8
Manuscript: "To the End of the Horizon"
3 9
Manuscript Material
3 10-11
Assorted Materials
3 12
Correspondence: Peregrine Smith Books
1982-2008
3 13
Correspondence: Bud Rusho
1982-2009
3 14
Correspondence: W. L. "Bud" Rusho and Everett Ruess
1997-2004
3 15
Book Reviews: "Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty" and "The Wilderness Journals"
1983-2002

Everett Ruess: Journals and PoemsReturn to Top

Other examples of Everett's compositions can be found in Ms 0687, Boxes 2-4.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Recommendations: Everett Ruess
1928
4 2
Journal: Everett Ruess
1932
4 3
Journal: Everett Ruess
1933
4 4
Everett Ruess: "The Swing"
1922
4 5
Everett Ruess: "Trees"
1923
4 6
Everett Ruess: "The Old Wooden Tub"
1926
4 7
Everett Ruess: "Limericks"
1928
4 8
Everett Ruess: "The Storm", "Be A Sport", "Life Is A Song", and "The Relic"
1928
4 9
Everett Ruess: "The Indian Council Cave"
1929
4 10
Everett Ruess: "Pledge to the Wind"
1929
4 11
Everett Ruess: "The Canyon Trail"
1929
4 12
Everett Ruess: "Morning in Los Angeles Harbor", and "Time"
1929
4 13
Everett Ruess: "My Soul Set Free"
1930
4 14
Everett Ruess: "The Tropic Pool"
1930
4 15
Everett Ruess: Publication of Linoleum Cuts and Poem
1930
4 16
Everett Ruess: "Youth Is For Adventure"
1931-1934
4 17
Everett Ruess: "Lament"
1932
4 18
Everett Ruess: "The Essence of Friendship"
1932
4 19
"From Everett Ruess' Note Book"
1932
4 20
Everett Ruess: "Everett Signing His Poems"
1933
4 21
Everett Ruess: "I Have Stayed with the Navajos"
1934
4 22
Everett Ruess: "Letter from War God Spring"
1934
4 23
Everett Ruess: "Wilderness Song"
1935
4 24
Everett Ruess: "I Have Really Lived"
1939
4 25
Everett Ruess: "The Artist's Song of Inspiration"
4 26
Everett Ruess: "The Beauty of the World"
4 27
Everett Ruess: "Comrades"
4 28
E verett Ruess: "Craters of the Moon, Idaho" and "Virginia"
4 29
Everett Ruess: "Only You Shall Have My Heart"
4 30
Everett Ruess: "Desert"
4 31
Everett Ruess: "The Earth Wins"
4 32
Everett Ruess: "Evils of the Arts"
4 33
Everett Ruess: "Geraldine" and "The Tomahawk"
4 34
Everett Ruess: "Ginger"
4 35
Everett Ruess: "How to Make a Fool of Yourself"
4 36
Everett Ruess: "A Life"
4 37
Everett Ruess: "Lonesome"
4 38
Everett Ruess: "Loyal Friends Come Trooping By"
4 39
Everett Ruess: "The Messenger"
4 40
Everett Ruess: "To Mother on Christmas Eve"
4 41
Everett Ruess: "Mountains"
4 42
Everett Ruess: "Official Song"
4 43
Everett Ruess: "On Chicken Scratches"
4 44
Everett Ruess: "Our Visit to Marengo Cave"
4 45
Everett Ruess: "Preface"
4 46
Everett Ruess: "Sounds I Love to Hear"
4 47
Everett Ruess: "To the Sunlit Cliffs"
4 48
Everett Ruess: "Through the Windows of My Aquarium"
4 49
Everett Ruess: "Under the Sea"
4 50
Everett Ruess: "Vultures"
4 51
Everett Ruess: "Wind and Sunlight" and "Motion"
4 52
Everett Ruess: "Winter Fun"
4 53
Everett Ruess: "The Winter World"? and "Ginger"
4 54
Everett Ruess: "The Witche's Hairpins"
4 55
Everett Ruess: Untitled Poems and Writings
4 56
"Comments by Various Readers of Everett's Writings"
1938-1961
4 57
"Ruess Quartette"
1950

Everett Ruess: Correspondence and Assorted MaterialsReturn to Top

Additional related correspondence can be viewed in Ms 0687, Box 1.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Correspondence: Everett Ruess to Waldo Ruess
1922-1934
5 2
Correspondence: Everett Ruess to Friends and Relatives
1929-1934
5 3
Correspondence: Everett Ruess to Bill Jacobs
1930-1934
5 4
Correspondence: Everett Ruess to His Parents
1930-1932
5 5
Correspondence: Everett Ruess to His Parents
1932-1934
5 6
Everett Ruess: Copies of Photos and Blockprints
5 7
Correspondence: Christopher and Stella Ruess
1935-1963
5 8
Correspondence: Radio Stations, Newspapers, Governmental Offices, et. al.
1935
5 9
Correspondence: Department of the Interior, Trading Posts, and Sheriffs
1935
5 10
Donal J. Jolley: "Report on Search for Everett Ruess Who is supposedly lost near the Colorado River"
1935
5 11
Correspondence: H. J. Allen and Christopher Ruess
1935-1937
5 12
Correspondence: Neal Johnson and Christopher Ruess
1935
5 13
Correspondence: Florence Lowrey to Stella and Christopher Ruess
1935
5 14
Correspondence: Maurice Cope to Stella and Christopher Ruess
1935
5 15
Excerpts from Diaries and Letters of Parents to Waldo re Everett
1935-1944
5 16
Miscellaneous Excerpts re Everett
1935-1953
6 1
Newspaper Clippings
1935-1936
6 2
Correspondence: Hugh Lacey
1938-1940
6 3
Hugh Lacy: "Is Everett Ruess in Mexico?"
1941
6 4
Hugh Lacy: "Nocturen of the Sands"
6 5
Hugh Lacy: "The Search for Everett"
6 6
Hugh Lacy: "What Became of Everett Ruess?"
6 7
Newspaper Clippings
1940-2009
6 8
Angela Morgan: "I Have Found Everett Ruess"
1941
6 9
Court Documents
1929-1936
6 10
Correspondence re Jack Crank and John Chief
1941-1983
6 11
Correspondence: Randall Henderson and Waldo Ruess
1950-1958
6 12
Correspondence: Randolph Jenks
1952-1963
6 13
Biographical Information About the Ruess Family
1952
6 14
Correspondence: Harry Aleson to Otis R. Marston and Randall Henderson
1953
6 15
Correspondence: Waldo Ruess
1955-1982
6 16
Correspondence: Edson B. Alvey
1958-1982
6 17
Interviews: Cecil Griffin, Don Griffin, and Chester Lay
1982-2009
6 18
Correspondence: Waldo Ruess to Gibbs Smith
1982
6 19
Correspondence: Waldo Ruess and Bud Rusho
1984-1987
6 20
Assorted Materials
6 21
Everett Ruess Motion Picture Materials
1983-1986
6 22
W. L. Rusho: Script Outline of the Everett Ruess Motion Picture
1983-1984
6 23
Manuscript: Michael Price
1989

Everett Ruess and Lee's Ferry MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
W. L. "Bud" Rusho: "The Legend of Everett Ruess"
1999
7 2
W. L. "Bud" Rusho: "Beyond Horizons"
2009
7 3
W. L. Rusho: "Everett Ruess: The Truth and the Legend"
7 4
W. L. Rusho: "Everett Ruess and His Footprints"
7 5
W.L. "Bud" Rusho: "Everett Ruess Slide Talk""
7 6
Articles: Everett Ruess Story
1966-1999
7 7
Correspondence: Jim Klohr
1946-1998
7 8
W. L. Rusho: "Lee's Ferry: Historic Crossroads of the Colorado River"
1974
7 9
Correspondence: "Lee's Ferry" Book
1989-1998
7 10
Manuscript: "Lee's Ferry: Desert River Crossing"
1991
7 11
Correspondence and Materials: "Lee's Ferry: Desert River Crossing"
1991
7 12
Lectures: Yavapai College Elderhostel
1992-1995
7 13
Correspondence: "Lee's Ferry Walking Guide"
1995
7 14
W. L. Rusho: "Lee's Ferry: Historic Crossrads of the Colorado River"
1996
7 15
W. L. Rusho: "Lee's Ferry-The Lonely Dell"
1998
7 16
"A Historic Structures Report for Lee's Ferry and Lonely Dell Resort"
2000

Lee's Ferry, John D. Lee, and Lake Powell MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Lee's Ferry Materials
1889-1986
8 2
Correspondence and Assorted Materials
1891-1997
8 3
Daily Journal: A. H. Jones
1910
8 4
Interview: Frank Johnson
1962
8 5
Assorted Materials: Lee's Ferry
1986-1994
8 6
Lee's Ferry Maps
8 7
Douglas E. Kupel: "Lee's Ferry, The Colorado River, and the Development of the Bureau of Reclamation"
2001
8 8
William Lee's Notes
1858-1859
8 9
Letters: John D. Lee
1876-1877
8 10
Letter: John Edgar Hoover to Carl Hayden
1940
8 11
Clara Lee: "Some of the Noble Deeds of John D. Lee"
8 12
"Lee's Quarterly"
1983-1996
8 13
Lake Powell Maps
8 14
Lake Powell Topographical Maps
8 15
Lake Powell Topographical Maps

Lake Powell and John W. Powell MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Memos and Correspondence: Glen Canyon and Lake Powell Motion Pictures
1967-1970
9 2
Motion Picture Script: Lake Powell--Jewel of the Colorado
1968-1970
9 3
"Lake Powell Chronicle"
1969
9 4
"Reclamation Era" : Centennial Issue
1969
9 5
Herbert S. Riesbol, et. al.: "Lake Powell Quality Studies for the Navajo Plant"
1971
9 6
Lake Powell Country Bicentennial Edition
1976
9 7
W. L. Rusho: "The Essence of Lake Powell"
9 8
Ival V. Goslin: "Lake Powell's Vital Role"
9 9
Photocopies of Powell's Pioneer River Voyage
1869
9 10
Powell Commemorative Ceremony Materials
1916-1969
9 11
Powell Centennial Grand Canyon River Guide
1969
9 12
W. L. Rusho: "Powell's Canyon Voyage"
1969
9 13
Jerry A. O'Callaghan: "John Wesley Powell--Architect of Public Land Policy"
1969
9 14
"Arizona Highways": 1869-John Wesley Powell-1969 Issue
1969
9 15
Articles: John Wesley Powell
1969-1985
9 16
Lecture: "The Voyage of Major John Wesley Powell"
1986
9 17
Lecture: "John Wesley Powell-The Man"
1989
9 18
W. L. Rusho: "Fast Action and Scenic Rivers: John Wesley Powell and the West"

John W. Powell and Glen Canyon Dam MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
"John Wesley Powell: Soldier, Explorer, Scientist"
10 2
Assorted Materials: Lake Powell and John W. Powell
1964-1995
10 3
Correspondence: John Cooley
1987
10 4
Interactive Video Narration and Videotape Segments: John Wesley Powell River Museum
1991-1992
10 5
Michael P. Ghigleri: "River of Stone: The Powell Expedition"
1991
10 6
Peter Miller: "John Wesley Powell: Vision for the West"
1994
10 7
Powell Symposium Materials
2006
10 8
Glen Canyon Dam Newspaper Article Excerpts
1956-1962
10 9
Assorted Materials: Glen Canyon Dam
1956-2001
10 10
Glen Canyon Dam Film and Video Materials
1957-1999
10 11
Assorted Materials:L Glen Canyon
1957-2004
10 12
Notes from the "Page Signal"
1958-1963
10 13
"Glen Canyon Bridge"
1959-1961

Glen Canyon Dam MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1
U. S. Department of Interior: Glen Canyon Powerplant
1960
11 2
U. S. Department of Interior: Technical Paper on Glen Canyon Dam
1961
11 3
Ernest R. Schultz: "Design Features of Glen Canyon Dam"
1961
11 4
"Final Report: Geology of Glen Canyon Dam Site"
1962
11 5
U. S. Department of Interior: Technical Paper on the Glen Canyon Concrete Batch Plant"
1962
11 6
U. S. Department of Interior: Technical Paper on the Cableway System at Glen Canyon Dam
1962
11 7
U. S. Department of Interior: Technical Article on the Glen Canyon Dam Refrigeration Plant
1962-1964
11 8
W. L. Rusho: "Reflections of Glen Canyon Dam"
1963-1964
11 9
W. L. "Bud" Rusho: "Glen Canyon"
11 10
Christy G. Turner II: "Petrographs of the Glen Canyon Region"
1963
11 11
Telephone Directory: Glen Canyon Unit Office, Page, Arizona
1963
11 12
William J. Williams: Article Draft on Proposed Marble and Bridge Canyon Dams
1965
11 13
Ronald E. Everhart: "Glen Canyon-Lake Powell: The Story Behind the Scenery"
1983
11 14
Toni Carrell, James E. Bradford, and William L. Rusho: " Submerged Cultural Resources Site Report"
1987
11 15
Denny Davies: "Glen Canyon-Lake Powell: The Continuing Story"
1992
11 16
Glen Canyon Dam Environmental Impact Statement
1990
11 17
"Operation of Glen Canyon Dam: Final Environmental Impact Statement"
1995
11 18
Glen Canyon Natural History Association Correspondence
1994-1995
11 19
Glen Canyon Dam Memorial Materials
2000

Glen Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Rainbow Bridge MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Glen Canyon Powerpoint Script: Utah Westerners
2004
12 2
Brad Dimock: "Bert Loper Six Years in Glen Canyon: The 1907 through 1912 journals of Bert Loper"
2005
12 3
W. L. Rusho and Susan Lamb: Glen Canyon History
12 4
Glen Canyon Institute: "The Restoration of Glen Canyon"
12 5
Glen Canyon Interviews
12 6
Manuscript and Letter: Eleanor Inskip: "The Colorado River through Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell"
12 7
Assorted Materials: The Grand Canyon
1865-1978
12 8
Diary: Elwyn Blake
1923
12 9
Grand Canyon Boating Film Materials
1967-1970
12 10
Manuscript: "Sequence of first photographers of the Grand Canyon"
1974
12 11
Assorted Materials: Rainbow Bridge
1910-2004
12 12
Andrew L. Christenson: "The Archaeological Investigations of the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition, 1933-1938"
1983
12 13
U. S. Department of Interior Memos and Reports: Rainbow Bridge
1958-1974
12 14
"The Discovery of Rainbow Bridge: The Natural Bridges of Utah and the Discovery of Betatakin"
1959
12 15
Angus M. Woodbury: "Protecting Rainbow Bridge"
1960
12 16
Otis H. Chidester: "The Discovery of Rainbow Bridge"
1969

Rainbow Bridge and Assorted MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 1
U. S. Department of the Interior: "Protection of Rainbow Bridge National Monument from Impairment by Lake Powell"
1970
13 2
Documents: U. S. District Court for the District of Utah
1972-1974
13 3
Stephen C. Jett: "Testimony of the Sacredness of Rainbow Natural Bridge to Puebloans, Navajos, and Paiutes"
1973
13 4
Affidavit: Karl W. Luckert
1977
13 5
Screenplay: Trent Harris and Diane G. Orr: "Under Rainbow Bridge"
1989
13 6
E. C. La Rue's Diary
1921
13 7
A. H. Jones: "Review of Mining Operations on the San Juan and Colorado Rivers, 1908-1911"
1960
13 8
W. L. Rusho: Charlie Spencer Materials
1961-1985
13 9
Hite, Utah Materials
1946
13 10
Jared Farner: "Naming La Gorce Arch"

Colorado River MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
14 1
Colorado River Irrigation Canal Articles
1903-1923
14 2
Colorado River Materials
1923-1985
14 3
Colorado River Materials
1940-1993
14 4
Colorado River Materials
1956-1983
14 5
Colorado River Basin Project
1964-1971
14 6
Colorado River Voyage of Russell Tadje Materials
1985-1986
14 7
"Final Recovery Implementation Program for Endangered Fish Species in the Upper Colorado River Basin"
1987
14 8
"Final Environmental Assessment Recovery Implementation Program for Endangered Fish Species in the Upper Colorado River Basin"
1987
14 9
Dolores Project
1991-1992
14 10
"Placer Mining Flume in the San Miguel and Dolores River Canyons"
14 11
Bureau of Reclamation: Upper Colorado Region Report
1992
14 12
Manuscript: Grand Junction, Colorado
14 13
Yampa River Materials
1933

Dam, Tunnel, and Canal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
Green River Basin Wyoming Materials
1825-1991
15 2
Bureau of Reclamation: "Dam Site Reconnaisance on Green River"
1940
15 3
Gunnison Tunnel and the Uncompahgre Valley Project Materials
1880-1976
15 4
Gunnison River Tunnel Materials
1901-1964
15 5
Uncompahgre Valley Project
1934-1964
15 6
"A Preliminary Report On Fish and Wildlife Resources in Relation to the Water Development Plan for the Navajo Project"
1955
15 7
Navajo Dam Materials
1957-1964
15 8
Alfred E. Dittert, Jr.: "Preliminary Archaeological Investigations in the Navajo Project Area of Northwestern New Mexico"
15 9
"Preliminary Planning Report Recreation Use and Development Navajo Unit New Mexico-Colorado"
1958
15 10
Coachella Canal Materials
1988-1991

Dominguez-Escalante Expedition MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
16 1
Journal of Juan Maria Antonio Rivera
1765
16 2
Diary: Dominguez-Escalante Expedition
1776-1777
16 3
Maps: Dominguez-Escalante Expedition
16 4
Articles: Dominguez-Escalante Expedition
1928-1984
16 5
Assorted Materials: Dominguez-Escalante Expedition
1963-1976
16 6
Rusho-Crampton Exploration Reports on the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition Trail
1974-1975
16 7
Correspondence
1974-1978
16 8
Jerome C. Stoffel: "To the Lake of the Timpanogas: A Brief History of the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition of 1776"
1976
16 9
Sketches: Dominguez-Escalante Expedition

Western Historical and Assorted MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
17 1
Arizona History Materials
1863-1979
17 2
Arizona History Materials
1908-1981
17 3
Sharlot M. Hall: Arizona Diary Articles
1911-1913
17 4
Vermilion Cliffs Materials
1997-2002
17 5
Nebraska History Materials
17 6
Rio Chama Management Materials
1988-1992
17 7
Seven Rivers Cemetery Materials
1986-1992
17 8
New Mexico History Materials
1605-1963
17 9
Great Salt Lake Materials
1961-1964
17 10
History of the Central Utah Project
1972
17 11
Water Resources Project
1993
17 12
Strawberry Valley Project Materials
17 13
"History of the West Divide Project"

Manuscripts, Journals, and PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
18 1
Manuscript: J. S. Hoy:"The History of Brown's Park"
1952
18 2
Manuscript: "All That Glitters"
18 3
Manuscript: Rivers in Colorado and Utah
18 4
Journals
1876-1878
18 5
Daily Journal: A. H. Jones
1910
18 6
"Power Possibilities of the Green River Between Green River, Wyo. and Green River, Utah"
1923
18 7
"Upper Colorado River Basin Compact"
1948
18 8
Francis P. Farquhar: "The Books of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon"
1953
18 9
C. Gregory Crampton, et. al.: "The Historic and Prehistoric Cultural Resources of the Upper Colorado River Region"
1968
18 10
C. Gregory Crampton, Floyd A. O'Neil, and Gregory C. Thompson: "A Survey of the Historical Resources of the Upper Colorado River Basin"
18 11
Paul R. Nickens: "Cultural Resources of the Dolores Project Area, Southwestern Colorado"
1977
18 12
Duane A. Smith: "With Cheerful Hopes for the Future: An Historical Report of the Towaoc-Cortez-Dove Creek Area"
1979
18 13
Mary and Jim Liddiard: "A Guide to Rock Art in Nine Mile Canyon"
1993
18 14
Gregory D. Kendrick: "The River of Sorrows: The History of the Lower Dolores River Valley"

Mountain Meadow Massacre MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
19 1
Cedar Stake Journal
1856-1859
19 2
Mountain Meadows Massacre Materials
1857-2005
19 3
Salt Lake Daily Tribune Reporter: "The Lee Trial! An Expose of the Mountain Meadows Massacre"
1875
19 4
Correspondence: C. Gregory Crampton and Melvin Smith
1983-1997
19 5
"The Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Contemporary Documents"
1996
19 6
Will Bagley: Mountain Meadows Manuscript
1998-2000
19 7
Mountain Meadows Monument Rededication
1999
19 8
Salt Lake Tribune: Mountain Meadows Massacre Articles
2000

Utah Westerners: Correspondence, Notices, and MinutesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
20 1
Correspondence
1967-1970
20 2
Correspondence
1971-1993
20 3
Meeting Noticesand Announcements
1967-1972
20 4
Meeting Notices and Announcements
1973-1976
20 5
Meeting Notices and Announcements
1977-1982
20 6
Meeting Notices
1983-1986
20 7
Membership Rosters and Applications
1969-2004
20 8
Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes
1975-2003
20 9
Mary Lee Spence: "The Fremonts of Utah"
1975

Utah Westerners: Field TripsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
21 1
Lee's Ferry-Lake Powell Trek
1968
21 2
Trails Tour
1970
21 3
Green River Basin and Chambers' Hole
1974
21 4
Bivouacs, Battles, and Skirmishes
1975
21 5
Price, Nutter Ranch, and Strawberry Valley
1976
21 6
Western Utah
1978
21 7
Cody, Wyoming
1979
21 8
Thornburg Battlefield and Brown's Park
1980
21 9
To the Land of the Anasazi
1981
21 10
Fremont Island and Points North
1982
21 11
Southern Utah and Nevada
1983
21 12
Wyoming Rendezvous
1984
21 13
The Gold Fields and the Mother Lode
1985
21 14
North to Idaho and Montana
1986
21 15
South to the Spanish Settlements
1987
21 16
Westward Ho for the State of Nevada
1988
21 17
Indian Fights and Cattle Wars
1989
22 1
Southwest Colorado
1990
22 2
Donner Trail
1992
22 3
Custer and Little Bighorn
1993
22 4
Mountain Meadows and Lee's Ferry
1996
22 5
Santa Fe Trail
1997
22 6
Montana
1999
22 7
North by Northwest
2001
22 8
TheBlack Hills
2002
22 9
Adventures in Eastern Utah
2003
22 10
Southern Utah and Arizona
2004
22 11
Central Idaho
2005
22 12
Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyomong
2006

Utah Westerners and Oregon-California Trails Association MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
23 1
Utah Westerners: Articles of Incorporation
1968
23 2
Utah Westerners: Women Membership Issue
1986
23 3
Utah Westerners: Assorted Materials
23 4
Oregon-California Trails Association Convention Materials
1990-1994
23 5
O. C. T. A. Field Trip
1992
23 6
O. C. T. A.: "Mapping Emigrant Trails"
1993
23 7
O. C. T. A. Spring Field Trip
1993
23 8
O. C. T. A. Trail Tour
1994
23 9
O. C. T. A.: "The Mormon Trail-Fort Bridger to Salt Lake Valley"
1994
23 10
O. C. T. A. Convention
1995
23 11
O. C. T. A. Field Trip
1996
23 12
Roy D. Tea: "Hastings Longtripp"
1996
23 13
O. C. T. A. Convention Souvenir Booklet
2005
23 14
O. C. T. A. Assorted Materials
1990-2005
23 15
John Eldredge: "The Spanish Trail-Huntington to Green River"
2005
23 16
John Eldredge: "Illustrated Emigrants' Guide to the Historic Sites along the Hastings/Mormon Trail"
2005
23 17
John Eldredge: "The Route of Johnston's Army"
2006
23 18
Oregon Trail and Wyoming Materials
1966-1973

Assorted MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
24 1
Oregon and California Trails Materials
24 2
Old Spanish Trail Association Materials
1995-1999
24 3
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers Association Materials
1973-1993
24 4
R. M. O. W. P. Materials
1994-1995
24 5
Mormon History Association Meetings
1978-1996
24 6
Fort Douglas Historical Preservation Association Materials
19991-1995
24 7
Friends of the U of U Libraries: Correspondence and Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
1991-1995
24 8
La Mar Bennett and Roy D. Tea: "The Mormon Trail from Fort Bridger to Salt Lake City"
1997
24 9
Biographical Information
24 10
Phi Kappa Tau Materials
2002
25 1
John C. Fremont Materials
1842-1844
25 2
Hayden Survey Materials
1875
25 3
Bureau of Reclamation Records
1889-1950
25 4
Robert Brewster Stanton Materials
1896-1969
25 5
U. S. Department of Interior Materials
1903-1962
25 6
The Kolb Brothers
1921-1967
25 7
Reed Smoot: "Boulder Dam"
1928
25 8
U. S. Department of Interior: "Reclamation Handbook"
1942
25 9
U. S. Government and Business Materials
1952-2009
25 10
"Inventory of the Robert Brewster Stanton Collection"
1972
25 11
Emery Kolb Collection
1980-1987
25 12
R. J. Newell: "Evolution of National Water Policy to 1950"
26 1
Assorted Materials
1849-2002
26 2
Assorted Materials
1877-1984
26 3
Assorted Materials
1881-1996
26 4
Assorted Materials
1882-1953
26 5
Assorted Materials
1959-1996
26 6
The Flood of 1983
Part I
1983
26 7
The Flood of 1983
Part II
1983-1984
26 8
Condors

Movie and Videotape MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
27 1
Flaming Gorge Dam Movie Materials
1961-1962
27 2
Flaming Gorge Dam Movie Materials
1964-1966
27 3
"Canyon of Song": Script and Materials
1967-1970
27 4
Sanderson Brothers Movie Production Materials
1970
27 5
Jordanelle Dam Videotape Materials
1986-1990
27 6
Sevier River Videotape Script
1998
27 7
Anasazi Heritage Center Videotape Script
1988
27 8
Bar Ten Ranch Videotape Materials
1988
27 9
Jordanelle Dam Videotape Materials
1990
27 10
Endangered Fish Recovery Program Videotape Script
1990
27 11
Selenium in the Middle Green River Basin Videotape Script
1992
27 12
"Rivers in the Sky" Script
27 13
Movie Scripts
27 14
Assorted Videotape Scripts and Reports
1981-1992

PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
28 1
Mountain Men and the Fur Trade in Wyoming
1843-2006
28 2
Articles: Grand Canyon Bridge
1927-1929
28 3
Fort Robidoux
1935-1979
28 4
Robert H. Hansen: "Prairie Dogs vs. Prosperity?"
1955
28 5
"The Story of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project"
1962
28 6
"The Story of the Columbia Basin Project"
1964
28 7
"Historic Salton Sea"
1965
28 8
"The Story of Hoover Dam"
1966
28 9
Report: "100 Miles Below Flaming Gorge Dam"
1968
28 10
Canyon de Chelly Publications
1995-1999
28 11
K. C. Den Dooven: "Monument Valley: The Story Behind the Scenery"
2003
28 12
"Old Zuni Mission"
28 13
Devil's Tower Publications
28 14
Gettysburg Battlefield Materials
1998
29 1
W. G. Tittsworth: "Outskirt Episodes"
1927
29 2
William T. Phillips: "The Bandit Invincible"
1934
29 3
Charles Kelly: "Sand and Sagebrush"
Part I
1949
29 4
Charles Kelly: "Sand and Sagebrush"
Part II
1949
29 5
A Subject Index to the Charles Kelly Manuscript Collection
1983
29 6
Richard E. Fike and Jack W. Headley: "A Partial Glimpse: A Historical Sketch of the Pony Express in Utah"
1977
29 7
William F. Saunders: "The Joy of the Frontier: The Far West"
30 1
Agnes W. Spring: "Caspar Collins"
1967
30 2
"List of the Hiller Photograph Albums I-V of the Powell Survey"
1969
30 3
Jay M. Hammond: "Bear River" and "Fort Deseret"
1979
30 4
A. Dudley Gardner and David E. Johnson: "Historical Investigations at Holden Hill, Wyoming"
1987
30 5
Gary Topping: "River Running on the Green and Colorado Rivers"
1989
30 6
Peter H. De Lafosse: "Robert Brewster Stanton: Colorado River Explorer and Historian"
1993
30 7
David G. Noble and Richard Woodbury: "Zuni and El Morro: Past and Present"
1993
30 8
Ron Pray: "Main Street Deadwood"
1995
30 9
C. Gregory Crampton: "Ghosts of Glen Canyon"
1994-2008
30 10
Mary C. Rabbitt: "A Brief History of the U. S. Geological Survey"
30 11
"The Life Story of Joseph S. Johnson and Agnes Ford Johnson"
30 12
R. L. Pettigrew Articles
1925-1926
30 13
Assorted Articles and Papers
1978-1983
31 1
H. Elwyn Blake: "As I Remember"
Part I
31 2
H. Elwyn Blake: "As I Remember"
Part II
31 3
Gregory C. Thompson: "Southern Ute Lands, 1848-1899; The Creation of a Reservation"
1972
31 4
John F. Bluth: "The South Central Overland Trail in Western Utah, 1850-1900"
1975
31 5
Jon Bluth: "Supplementary Report on Pony Express-Overland Stage Sites in Western Utah"
1976
31 6
David Merrill: "An Historical Mitigation Study of the Strawberry Valley Project, Utah"
1982
31 7
Assorted Publications
1950-1979

Oversize MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
32
Oversize Materials
This box contains a petroglyph reproduction along with a rubbing on cloth.
33
Painting of petroglyph

Correspondence and Assorted MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
34 1
Correspondence
1973-2003
34 2
Correspondence: Gibbs Smith
1997-1999
34 3
Lee's Ferry Materials
1960-1986
34 4
Lake Powell Materials
1997-1999
34 5
J.W. Powell River History Museum Materials
1988-1989
34 6
Robert S. Russon: "A Trail Guide to the Dominguez-Velez de Escalante Expedition, 1776"
1973
34 7
Utah Westerners: Fort Hall Field Trip
1998
34 8
Utah Westerners: Rendezvous in Brown's Hole Colorado Field Trip
2000
34 9
Hastings Cutoff Materials
1993-1996
35 1
Bureau of Land Management: Utah Resource Advisory Council
2001-2003
35 2
Cricket Productions: Assorted Materials
1990-1995
35 3
Tower Productions: Correspondence and Business Materials
1996-2008
35 4
Tower Productions: Financial Records
1999-20001
35 5
Pony Express Materials
1965-2003
35 6
Gregory Crampton Materials
1975-1998
35 7
Brigham Madsen Materials
1997-2004
35 8
Bill Mulder Materials
2002
35 9
Harold Schindler Materials
1998-1999
35 10
The Association of Interpretive Naturalists: Newsletter and Journals
1978-1980
35 11
Gettysburg YWCA Elderhostel Materials
1998
35 12
Assorted Materials
1901-2002

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Ruess, Everett, b. 1914--Sources
  • Rusho, W. L., 1928- --Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Glen Canyon (Ariz. and Utah)--History--Sources
  • Lees Ferry (Ariz.)--History--Sources
  • West (U.S.)--History--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Interviews
  • Journals
  • Lectures
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Reports
  • Scripts (documents)